Redondo’s White Sox win District tournament

The Redondo Beach Little League age 10 & under AAA White Sox won the District 36 Tournament of Champions June 14 with a 10-3 victory over Rolling Hills.  They beat Hermosa and Palos Verdes earlier in the tournament.   The White Sox won the Redondo Beach AAA title two weeks before that to finish an 11-2…

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Redondo Beach firefighters’ band makes debut

by Garth Meyer They were not listed for the day’s entertainment. Sea Shift and the Overtimers took the stage in Riviera Village at 10 a.m. last Saturday, before the schedule started at 11:30. The mayor was there, a city councilman and a smattering of a crowd for a band made up of Redondo Beach firefighters.…

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City of Redondo Beach to beautify powerlines land 

by Garth Meyer The ground under the “King Harbor/Redondo Beach” sign is to get some attention, as the city signed a license in May to improve it. The deal with Southern California Edison, which owns the electric transmission right-of-way under the powerlines from the AES plant, allows the city to work on 5.4 acres at…

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“Supportive” housing project draws ire in South Redondo

by Garth Meyer Surprise, blame and anxiety mix with optimism and support as residents and city leaders assess a state project to convert a south Redondo motel into subsidized housing for the once-homeless. It is part of Project Homekey, which buys old motels and converts them into “Permanent Supportive Housing.”  The city council voted 5-0…

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Obagi recall group reaches signature count in Redondo

Proponents of the effort to recall city councilman Zein Obagi, Jr., turned in 2,778 signatures to the city clerk’s office Wednesday morning – over the needed threshold of 2,402 to put it on the ballot.  The signatures will now be reviewed by the county. If enough are verified, Obagi would face a challenger in November.…

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Redondo sailboat racing season nears halfway point

by Garth Meyer “An infinite number of variables on an infinite number of dimensions.” That is sailboat racing, according to Denny Browne, King Harbor Yacht Club member and current fifth-place skipper in the summer Twilight Racing Series.  On Thursday evenings from April to September, five classes of sailboats – from 20 feet to 40 feet…

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Riviera Village Summer Festival to return after three-year absence

The Riviera Village Summer Festival returns June 24-26 after a three-year gap due to the pandemic.  Held along South Catalina Avenue, Avenue I, Avenida del Norte in the Village, it features a carnival, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and a wine and beer garden.  Admission is free. A shuttle service, also free,…

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Patricia Dreizler “Matriarch of Redondo Beach,” dies at 96

by Garth Meyer On June 5, a week before her 96th birthday, Patricia Dreizler died in her sleep at her home in Redondo Beach.   Renowned for her community involvement since the 1960s, she was honored four years ago with the re-naming of Redondo Shores Continuation School to Patricia Allen Dreizler Continuation High School.  Though she…

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Redondo’s “Cruise at the Beach”

Redondo’s “Cruise at the Beach” runs every Friday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., next to the old Ruby’s,  with classic cars, live music, food, a raffle and free parking for cruisers. This summer is its 21st year. 

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Mayor asks residents help to power down AES

Lowering energy use means less need for the aging “peaker plant.” by Garth Meyer Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand asks residents to consider cutting electric use during times of peak demand in hopes of convincing the state to close the AES power plant once and for all.  To discontinue it, Brand and other city representatives…

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Redondo City Council approves waterfront learning concept

by Garth Meyer The Redondo Beach city council approved, in concept, Tuesday night an educational facility for the waterfront.  “Ocean Encounters” is the umbrella idea, brought to the city by Tom Grimm, owner of Carlsbad Aquafarm, which grows oysters and mussels near San Diego.  Grimm’s concept for King Harbor includes a building to house aquaculture,…

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